Gates, David Travis (Cleveland)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
David Gates
David Gates

David Travis Gates, 38, of Cleveland, Tennessee, joined the ranks of the Lord’s angels on November 13, 2017, after a short but valiant struggle with ALS. He left this earth in a deep and peaceful sleep, surrounded by his family.

Travis was born on Sept. 8, 1979, in Etowah, to Kenneth Lamar Gates and Neva Irene (Dabbs) Gates and was a lifelong resident of Cleveland. He graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1998. On May 29, 1999, Travis married Victoria Gail (Hawkins) Gates in Cleveland. He was a dedicated and loving father to his three wonderful children; Ryan Gates, Summer Gates and Tristan Gates.

In addition to his wife Victoria and his children he is also survived by his mother and father, Lamar and Irene Gates; his four brothers, Steve Gibson, Rodger Gibson, Randy Gates, Rickie Gates and wife, Judy; mother and father-in-law, Terry and James Gray, and numerous beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth Gates, Wesley and Beulah Mae (Callihan) Vaughn, Ollis and Jewell (Campbell) Dabbs.

A celebration of life funeral service is planned for 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Companion Funeral Home, at 2419 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, Tn. 37311.

The family will receive friends two hours prior, from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Travis or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Gates family with these arrangements.

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